Earn the New Student Engagement Experience Point
(Available to all Freshmen and first-year Transfer students only.)
To introduce you to Engaged Learning at Rider, you are encouraged to participate in Rider’s New Student Engagement Experience. This experience was created with you in mind, to introduce you to the numerous and varied opportunities available for you to participate in on campus.Only during your first year at Rider, you can earn one (1) point in the Civic and Community Engagement category by attending six (6) campus or virtual events.
*No matter which semester is your first, you have one full year to complete this experience. If a spring semester transfer, you have through fall to earn this point!
To earn one point, attend six events that you will place into the following themes, with a maximum of two (2) events per theme:
- Sporting Event/Intramurals
- Examples: Rider Broncs soccer game, participate in intramurals
- Lecture / Workshop / Teach-In / Shared Read Event
- Example: Shared Read Book Club, Social Media Addiction lecture
- Art Performance
- Examples: Rider play performance, art gallery showing
- Health, Wellness & Spirituality Event
- Examples: Strive to Thrive Workshop, Oct-SOBER-Fest
- Diversity Event
- Example: Celebration of Lights, Martin Luther King Day of Service event
- Campus Tradition Event
- Example: Cranberry Day festivities, Winter Weekend
The events listed above are examples. It is possible to use an event in a theme other than where it is shown above. For example, Celebration of Lights is listed under the Diversity theme, but it may also be considered a Campus Tradition. Whichever theme you list an event under, support that choice when you write your reflection about the event.
What happens after I attend six campus events?
Log in to BroncNation using your Rider Key. Click the circle with your initial or photo to open a right-side menu. In the menu, select Experiences.
On the new page, click “Add Experience” to open a list of all experience forms. Find and select CCE: New Student Engagement Experience.
List all six events you have attended in one experience form as one submission. Write a thoughtful reflection, speaking about each event individually.
A Rider staff member will review your New Student Engagement experience submission. Once approved, a report will be sent to the Registrar to record your earned point. Then, the point will be listed in DegreeWorks and on your Engaged Learning Transcript.
Occasionally an experience is not approved but could be returned to you with suggestions on how to improve the reflection, you have the opportunity to make edits and resubmit it for another review. If your experience is denied, you may appeal that decision with your academic dean.
For information or assistance with Engaged Learning contact Sandra Ober, Engaged Learning Coordinator, at (609)-896-5000 (Ext. 7055) or [email protected]